STORY CITY — An amazing second half helped the Roland-Story girls’ basketball team cruise past Prairie City-Monroe, 63-23, Friday.


The Norse, ranked seventh in Class 3A, outscored the Mustangs 34-4 in the second half on the strength of a dominant third quarter. After going up by 10 at the half Roland-Story outscored PCM by a 28-2 margin in the third to break the game open.


The victory put Roland-Story at 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the Heart of Iowa Conference. The Norse made 10 3-pointers, pulled down 10 offensive rebounds and had nine steals in the win.


Reagan Barkema had a big game offensively with 20 points and she also pulled down eight rebounds and blocked one shot for Roland-Story. Reece Johnson finished with 11 points, three steals and two assists and Juliann Clark had eight points, six rebounds and five assists.


Madison Martindale chipped in six points and four rebounds, Madeline Morton five points, Ava Charlson four points, Jordyn Ramus three points, two assists and two steals and Amy Rathmacher two points, five rebounds and two blocks. Dani Grady and Madison Martindale tacked on two points apiece.


Roland-Story was also tough defensively, holding PCM’s Regan Freland — the leading scoring in the HOIC — to just two points.


Roland-Story 63, PCM 23


PCM 9 10 2 2 - 23


RS 13 16 28 6 - 63


Roland-Story (63) - Ava Charlson 1-2 2-2 4, Jordyn Ramus 1-3 0-0 3, Juliann Clark 2-5 3-3 8, Amy Rathmacher 1-4 0-0 2, Madeline Morton 2-8 0-0 5, Emily Berggren 0-1 0-0 0, Jadyn Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Dani Grady 1-3 0-0 2, Reagan Barkema 7-19 1-2 20, Reece Johnson 4-7 1-3 11, Madi Bauer 0-0 0-0 0, Madison Geise 1-1 0-0 2, Madison Martindale 2-2 2-2 6. Totals; 22-55 9-12 63. 3-point field goals (10): Barkema 5, Johnson 2, Ramus, Clark, Morton. Rebounds (33): Barkema 8. Assists (15): Clark 5. Steals (9): Johnson 3. Blocks (3): Rathmacher 2. Fouls: 17.